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Edwin Bjorkman

a.k.a. Edwin August Bjorkman

Author Code: NEAB

Born: Oct. 19, 1866 - Stockholm, Sweden

Died: Nov. 16, 1951 - Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Educated at South-End Higher Latin School in Stockholm, Bjorkman worked at various jobs from 1881 to 1891 including journalist and actor. He helped to found the Swedish Wholesale Clerk's Association and was a member of the Swedish Royal Theater Company. In 1891, Bjorkman travelled to Minnesota and settled in St. Paul where he edited the Minnesota Posten. In 1894, he became the music critic for the Minneapolis Times and, from 1897 to 1905, worked for the New York Sun and New York Times. He served with the New York militia during the Spanish-American War. During the years preceding the First World War, he undertook numerous translations of European playwrights including Strindberg and Schnitzler. He returned to Sweden during the war and served with the British Department of Information and later as director of the Scandinavian Bureau of the American Committee on Public Information. The Danish government awarded him Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog in 1919. In 1925, he returned to America and settled in North Carolina, serving as the literary editor of the Asheville Times until 1929 when he began working for the US Geological Bureau. In 1935, he became the director of the North Carolina Federal Writers Project of the WPA. In 1947 he was elected president of the Asheville chapter of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare. His works include Is There Anything New Under the Sun? (1911), Gleams: A Fragmentary Interpretation of Man and His World (1912), Voices of Tomorrow (1913), Scandinavia and the War (1914), The Cry of the Ukraine (1915), The Soul of a Child (1922), Gates of Life (1923), The Search for Atlantis (1927) and The Wings of Azrael (1934).

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